? All time is no time when it is past.
The road to modern English
The timeline of the development of English
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? ? During the 5th century AD: Between about AD800 and 1150: By the 1600s: 1620: From 18th century: 1765---1947: By 19th century:
? During the 5th century AD: English was based more on German. ? Between about AD800 and 1150:English was influenced by Danish and French invaders. ? By the 1600s:Shakespeare used a wider vocabulary than ever before. ? 1620:Some British settlers moved to America. ? From 18th century: British colonized Australia. ? 1765---1947:English spoken in India ? .By 19th century: Dictionaries standardized the spelling of English.
? At the end of the 16th century, about five to seven million people speak English. ? 16世纪末大约有5-7百万人说英语 ? people from English made voyages to conquer other parts of the world and because of that,English began to be spoken in many other countries .
? journey指从一地到另一地，通常指陆地上的远距 离“旅行” ? I took a journey from Beijing to Shanghai last year. ? voyage主要指远距离的水上旅行 ? They made a voyage across the Pacific by air. ? trip 一般指时间短、距离近的“旅行、远足”， 也可以指长途旅行。在非正式用语中可代替 journey。 ? travel作“旅行、游历”解，一般表示从一地到 另一地旅行这一总的概念。
Because 和because of
? 一般来说，because后面跟一个句子，是来回答 why问题，或者解释原因的；而because of 后面 直接跟一个名词、代词、动名词或者短语，它和 后面的词或词组构成一个原因状语。你所说的它 们后面接的从句有何区别，这种说法是不对的。 只有because 后面才可以接从句，because of 是 不能在后面接从句的。例如，你可以说he is late for class because of the broken clock,却不能说 he is late for class because of the clock is broken
? Today,more people speak English as their first,second or a foreign language than ever before. ? Native English speakers can understand each other ? American Amy:Yes.I'd like to come up to your apartment. ? .It was based more on German than the English we speak at present. ? English became less like German ? 更不像 ? So by the 1600's Shakespeare was able to make use of a wider vocabulary than ever before ? 所以到17世纪，莎士比亚所用的词汇量比以前任何时候都大。 ? The latter gave a separate identity to American English spelling. ? 让美式英语有了它自己的身份
American Amy:Yes.I'd like to come up to your apartment.
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? come about 发生，产生; come across 偶然遇到，碰上 come along 出现，发生；进步，进展； come around/round ①苏醒，复原 ②顺便来访 come at ①攻击，冲向 ②达到，了解 come down to 可归结为 come in for 受到，遭到； come off ①脱落，分开 ②结果，表现 come out ①出现，显露 ②出版，发表 ③结果是 come up against 突然(或意外)碰到(困难、反对等) come up to 比得上，达到(标准等) come up with 提出，想出，
? India has a very large number of fluent English speakers because Britain ruled India from 1765 to 1947. ? Today the number of people learning English in China is increasing rapidly. ? China may have the largest number of English learners. ? 中国可能拥有世界上最多的英语学习者 。
? a namber of 许多，很多，相当于a lot of There are a namber of ants on the ground. 地上有很多蚂蚁
? the number of ……的数量 The number of the apples is 40 苹果的数 量是40。
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